- Comes from an extremely pure fresh water deposit of the diatom Aulacoseira from a deposit created in the Miocene epoch.
- Diatom shell is made of amorphous silica.
- Its shape and hardness are important to how it works. Its hardness keeps it from dissolving in liquid. The holes along the diatom's wall allow it to absorb moisture, hence its commonly use as an anti-caking agent.
- The color of this DE is almost pure white and consists of 89% (and sometimes more) Silicon Dioxide plus 28 trace minerals which means more diatom surface area is available.
Safety: Our DE is listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) which supports organic integrity by providing organic certifiers, growers, manufacturers, and suppliers an independent review of products intended for use in certified organic production, handling, and processing. It is also a product labelled Food Chemical Codex Grade (FCC) which refers to a compendium of standards used internationally to ensure the quality and purity of food ingredients.
Even though this suggests high-quality standards and that DE is GRAS (generally regarded as safe), these terms do not guarantee that this product is safe or registered for human consumption.